PILOT ROCK FIRE DISTRICT
Please read the most updated information regarding COVID-19.
The Pilot Rock Fire District continues to serve our community as COVID-19 directives evolve.
Today the Governor signed a new executive order enhancing the Stay Home, Save Lives initiative by further closing specific retail businesses, requiring social distancing measures for public and private facilities and imposing requirements for outdoor areas and licensed childcare facilities.
As we all adjust to the temporary changes in our lives, we at Pilot Rock Fire want to reassure everyone that the level of service we provide has not changed due to COVID-19. We are committed to providing service to our most vulnerable populations and to continue to provide for the health and safety of all our communities we serve.
We understand that our response personnel are the critical first line of response for residents during any crisis, and our goal throughout the emerging coronavirus (COVID-19) is to keep our responders healthy so they can continue to respond to emergencies and support and care for our community members.
The Fire District has changed several operational procedures and these changes are based on best practices to ensure the ability of our emergency response personnel and staff to provide and maintain essential services, respond to emergencies, and efficiently serve our citizens public safety needs.
The Fire District encourages our community members to also follow the CDC and Oregon Health Authority guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by following these simple steps:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Especially after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, going to the bathroom, and before eating or preparing any food.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- If you are sick, stay home
- Practice social distancing between yourself and others.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. If you do not have a tissue sneeze or cough into your elbow.
Although our station is closed to the public, our fire station will remain fully operational with our volunteer first responders. The changes of COVID-19 and changes in procedures will not impact our ability to respond to emergency medical and fire calls.
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PILOT ROCK FIRE DISTRICT
The Pilot Rock Rural Fire Protection District provides fire suppression, emergency medical services, fire prevention, and rescue to the City of Pilot Rock and surrounding area with over 3000 citizens. The District provides emergency medical services to approx. 600 square miles and fire protection to 348 square miles in two counties. The District is governed by a 5 member-elected board of directors. In July of 2018 The District entered into an Administrative Merger with Umatilla County Fire District # 1. This agreement provides for a Fire Chief, Fire Marshal, Training Chief, EMS Chief all providing oversight for Pilot Rock. This agreement also provides a fire mechanic twice a month to check apparatus and equipment and do on-site repairs. Currently the Fire District has approx. 18 volunteers on the roster but are always looking for additional community members willing to volunteer!